For the holidays I mostly asked my mother for clothing, since i have been needing more sweaters (and had lost my only sweatshirt). However, aside from two sweaters i ended up getting money. I spent some of this money on some excellent after New Years sales and thought i would share my purchases with you.
Victoria’s Secret Wear Everywhere Zip Hoodie
Victoria’s Secret Cotton & Cashmere Mesh-Sleeve Tunic Sweater
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I am sure many of you are familiar with Victoria’s Secret for their unmentionables and possibly even their swim wear. However, not many are familiar with the clothing which Victorias Secret sells. This is likely due to their online only presence. personally, as an avid online shopper (I HATE crowds at the local malls) I have tried on several occasions their clothing and would like to share my thoughts.
Of all the categories I have purchased from Victoria’s Secret this is the least explored. I only own one shirt from them (which was given as a gift several years ago). This shirt is in fact rarely worn by me. It is not an issue with the fit, but more due to the fabric. The fabric of this shirt is quite sheer, and while I typically wear tank tops under shirts it has dettered me from wearing it on many occasions. additional, the feel of the material is not quite what I had expected. It behaves significantly more like a linen, wrinkling easily and unable to hold its shape, than i had originally expected. This does run true to size, however you should be sure to investigate the fabric content prior to purchase.
Both me and my mother have purchased a large number of sweaters from the Victoria’s Secret website. The sweaters have all run slightly small. This has not been an issue, however, with more fitted sweaters those who are between sizes should consider sizing up. As far as the sweaters that are designed to be over sized, I would suggest getting your typical size to prevent swimming in the sweater. All of the materials are exactly as I had expected them to be from the fabric content information. None of the sweaters I own have shrunk (please keep in mind that I only wash in cold water and air dry), my mother has put a few of her 100% cotton sweaters in the dryer and they have not shrunk either.
This has been another category where I have occasionally been disappointed with the fabric content. While I have been satisfied with the majority of the dresses I have purchased from there was one that left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Where I have issue is with one dress (found here) that was so sheer I ended up having to buy a slip in a matching color. As you can see there is no mention on the sales page of how sheer this dress truly is. This again is simply an issue with the fabric of the dress, and as an individual with little knowledge of various fabrics continuing to buy dresses from this store has been against my better judgement. As far as sizing, the dresses I have tried do run true to size.
With a great price point, and abundance of sales this is a great option for purchasing clothes. However, be sure you are familiar with what a fabric wears like prior to service. While they have an excellent return policy, it is always disappointing to receive something that is different than expected. I would suggest sticking to materials that you are familiar with. The majority of clothing does run true to size, just be sure to check the size chart corresponding to the item.